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Closed 14/12/2015

55%
£250
raised of £450 target by 10 supporters

    Weʼve raised £250 to Rebuild the engine of Aruna's taxi

    Lamin, West Coast Region, The Gambia
    Funded on Monday, 14th December 2015

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    Story

    Aruna's only way of earning money to support his mother, sisters and their children is a very old taxi. The engine has finally gone beyond repairs and needs a rebuild. This will cost £450 and will last about 2 years. If we raise £800, he can have a new engine, which will last longer. If we can raise £2,000, he can have a younger vehicle and paint it in the taxi colours. This should provide him with work and secure the family's welfare for many years.

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    • Mel Peters5 years ago
      Mel Peters

      Mel Peters

      5 years ago

      A massive Thank you to the Tavy Tars shanty crew http://www.tavytars.co.uk/ They saw that we were £200 short of the target and contributed a cheque for this amount! Aruna can now pay his road tax in January and the last of the debt to the mechanic.

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    • Mel Peters5 years ago
      Mel Peters

      Mel Peters

      5 years ago

      Thanks to the generosity of everyone here (and there) Aruna is back on the road and earning in time for the Christmas rush. Hurray! and thank you to everyone.

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    • Mel Peters6 years ago
      Mel Peters

      Mel Peters

      6 years ago

      I'd like to say thank you to the 3 anonymous donors. But I don't know who you are... so... I'll say it on here. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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    6 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 12/12/2015 17.47

    Supporters

    10

    • John M.

      John M.

      Nov 24, 2015

      Better late than never!Best of luck, John.

      £20.00

    • Mike G

      Mike G

      Nov 24, 2015

      Hope it's soon running again!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 21, 2015

      Good luck !

      £20.00

    • Carol and Bruce

      Carol and Bruce

      Nov 18, 2015

      GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR NEW ENGINE

      £35.00

    • Clive C

      Clive C

      Nov 17, 2015

      Good luck to Aruna!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 16, 2015

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 16, 2015

      £5.00

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    Mel Peters

    Mel Peters

    Lamin, West Coast Region, The Gambia

    I have been many different things during my life, but I am presently a cook for the National Trust. Cream teas and Victoria sponge. Yum! I love to travel and met Aruna when I "went native" in the Gambia and his family took me in. He is my "Starfish". If we all helped just one...

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